The acute pain service specialized in managing pain in infants, children and adolescents who are admitted to the hospital. Our team is comprised of board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists and a nurse practitioner with specialized pain management training.
- The most common conditions we treat are acute pain from the following:
- After surgery
- Cancer-related pain such as mucositis
- Chronic illness such as sickle cell disease and autoimmune conditions
The goal of the acute pain service is to safely decrease pain and manage the side effects of pain medications. While your child is in our care, our staff will visit your child every day to make sure that pain is being treated and to watch for side effects.
It is our pleasure to answer any questions you or your child might have. Your child's nurse can reach us 24 hours a day, seven days a week.